Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
   

ni·trate

nitrate

 
pronunciation:
naI treIt
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a salt or ester containing nitric acid.
definition 2: potassium nitrate or sodium nitrate used as fertilizer.
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: nitrates, nitrating, nitrated
definition: to combine or treat with nitric acid or a nitrate.
derivation: nitration (n.)